The death rate of coronavirus will shock you; 15 times deadlier for people 80 and above
As of 2PM Eastern Time, more than 1,000 people in Italy have died as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, according to the latest figures. Just three days ago, we published an article titled: “Coronavirus vs. seasonal flu: How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?” In the article we compared the symptoms of deadly coronavirus with seasonal flu.
According to the data from CDC, older people are more at risk than an average age person. As you can see from the chart below, coronavirus (COVID-19) is 15 times deadlier for people in their eighties and above.